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Annotated Bibliographies: Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Ledford-Miller, Linda. "Laura Esquivel." Magill’S Survey Of World Literature, Revised Edition (2009): 1-4. Literary Reference Center. Web. 7 Dec. 2014. Ledford-Miller talks about Laura Esquivel’s life from when she was born to her remarkable famous novel Like Water For Chocolate. Esquivel attended college to be an elementary teacher. She produced pieces for children’s public television. Later she met and married Alfonso Arau, and had their daughter Sandra. Esquivel published the novel for which she is most famous for, Like Water For Chocolate. Esquivel and her husband decided to make a movie for her popular novel. In Esquivel’s interest in cooking, she published a book about cooking and philosophy. Loewenstein, Claudia, and Laura Esquivel. "Revolución Interior Al Exterior: An Interview with Laura Esquivel." Southwest Review 79.4 (Autumn 1994): 592-607. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 141. Detroit: Gale Group, 2001. Artemis Literary Sources. Web. 20 Nov. 2014. Loewenstein has an interview with Laura Esquivel to discuss her popular novel, Like Water For Chocolate, that Esquivel tells why it is loved by many critics, what made her write the book, and her personal life. In the interview, Esquivel tells all she made up the story by wanting to create the sisters with different attitudes and believing in different opinions. Esquivel told Loewenstein that there is a tradition like in the story but the tradition she used in the story was made up. A therapist once told Esquivel that she uses her book for therapy sessions with mothers and daughters, in which really helps with the relationship between the mother and daughter. Esquivel always had a close relationship with her father, since he always told her made up stories and record on tapes. Esquivel shares she never reads to her daughter, she only tells...
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